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Shorten Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Seartáin, a variant of Soirtéil (see Shortell).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Shorten Family Origin

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Shorten Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shorten ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shorten. A less common occupation for the Shorten family was Keeping House. The most common Shorten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Shorten's were Farmers.

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Shorten Historical Records

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Shorten Life Expectancy

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